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time to say goodbye....? 565
September 5 2008 Contributor: joop steendam

Dear Chris/Linda,

Just read the local newspaper, saturday november 8th Magna carta in de Kolk, Assen. Of course I made reservations and we look forward to meet you again.
IF.., you'd be able to stay for a couple of days in our farmhouse, which is just 15 km from Assen, we would be more than happy to welcome you and -if it happens- Darrell as wel.

Best wishes,

Joop Steendam
(texel, camel watch)

Linda Simpson writes:

Thank you for your kind offer. I think that Chris should have replied to you by now. We look forward to seeing you.

That Was Yesterday 563
September 5 2008 Contributor: Timothy Guinnip

Hello Chris,

Just a note to thank you for being the essence of Magna Carta. I've never seen you perform but have listened to you regularly on this side of the pond first on FM radio back when Lord of the Ages was released (it knocked me over) and since then on my turntable, cassette deck and now CD player! I was at uni in London in the late 70's and had Magna Carta with me on cassette. While I was in London and by chance, I ran into Stan Gordon at the South Bank Centre and hollered over to him that I enjoyed Lord of the Ages and what're you doing now? and he just said "keeping busy and moved on." I truly believe that Lord of the Ages was your finest hour probably partly because it reminds me of a good period in my life after graduating high school when I was coming into my own, etc.

It's sad to learn of the split with you and Linda. I am sorry.

Will there be more recording? More writing? Wish It Was!


Tim Guinnip

Re Farewell Tours 562
August 24 2008 Contributor: Martin

Similar theme to entry 561 any tours anywhere in UK. Having re-discovered your vinyl in my loft I am quickly looking to get CD versions as your music still brings back the happiness of my youthful years. Where have 35 years gone - much is changed but your music hasn't. Keep writing/playing!

Farewell shows 561
August 23 2008 Contributor: Peter

Hi Are there any plans for any farewell UK shows? I was away at the time of the recent Grassington concert; would have loved to have been able to go. Are there any further shows planned in Yorkshire or the North East at all?
Best wishes Peter

Linda Simpson writes:

Dear Peter,
I can't say that there is anything planned at the moment. I would like to say though that we are stopping touring - that doesn't mean that we won't turn up and do the odd gig here and there.

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